Herbalism

Herbalism supports the well being of body, mind, and spirit with plants as our allies. The ancient practices of herbalism draw from Ayurvedic and Chinese Medicine as well as the healing traditions of the First Peoples. In the form of teas, tinctures, capsules, salves, flower and stone essences, and aromatherapy , herbal therapies can provide us with holistic means to address both our chronic and day-to-day wellness concerns.

Herbalism

Common Uses for Herbal Medicine

  • To improve general health and vitality and restore balance
  • To support healthy functioning of the body, especially that of the digestive, immune, reproductive, and respiratory systems
  • To address chronic conditions of imbalance in the body
  • To navigate any healing process with holistic awareness and intention

 

The Traditional Herbalism Consultation Process

Our practitioners wish to consider your whole being--body, mind, and spirit--when making recommendations for your fullest health. During your consultation, your practitioner will review with you your health history, your present concerns, and your goals for whole health. You will have an opportunity to share your intention in considering herbalism as part of your healing journey and ask any questions you may have.

During your conversation and within the following week, your practitioner will consider your unique constitution, including your physical, emotional, and energetic characteristics, to develop an herbal recommendation specific to you and your intention. If you choose, you may order your custom herbal formula from your practitioner, with directions for optimal and safe use included, at an extra charge. You will also receive a follow-up email or phone call regarding your progress along your wellness journey.

Please note that it is solely your decision whether or not to follow any herbal or other recommendations made through this consultation. This consultation does not take the place of medical evaluation; neither the consultation nor any recommendations diagnose, treat, or cure medical disease or illness.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Most simply, herbalism is the study and practice of the use of plants for their therapeutic benefits to the body. As a holistic approach, herbalism is intended to be used with consideration for the whole person and works on physical, emotional, and energetic levels.

As a holistic practice, herbal medicine intends to treat the whole person, considering the root of any imbalance and not just the symptoms. Many pharmaceutical drugs are derived from the same plants used in herbal medicine. However, pharmaceuticals often contain an isolated constituent of the plant rather than all of the plant components together. Using the whole plant incorporates active ingredients that may increase the efficacy of the treatment and decrease side effects.

Herbal medicine is often considered a safer form of treatment than other options. It is very important to be clear and honest with your practitioner about your health history and present health concerns. Important information includes any pharmaceutical drugs, over-the-counter drugs, or supplements you take and if you are nursing a child, pregnant, or may become pregnant.

Herbal medicine can be a safe and appropriate therapy for children. Your practitioner will make recommendations of herbs and dosages according to your child’s height and weight.

 

Traditional Herbalism Consultation

For new and returning clients. Draw from the wisdom of ancient and contemporary traditions to address a multitude of concerns, especially the deeper, chronic or yin imbalances in our lives. Learn how medicinal herbs and other herbal applications including flower and stone essences may support your holistic journey to wellness. Review with your practitioner your health history, your present concerns, and your goals for whole health, and receive a custom recommendation of herbs to support your journey to wellness. Sessions last between 60-90 minutes.